The above recommendations are the minimum things you can do RIGHT NOW.
PLEASE realize we have entered an economy like no other in US history, including the great depression. Things are SO bad that there is literally NOTHING that the politicians or the banksters (a term coined during the great depression, a combination of gangster and banker) WILL do to head off the impending complete collapse of the economy (there are answers, but they know them and will not act on them, another future email). The stimulus as I said is a band aid, it only postpones the inevitable. The inevitable is scary beyond belief. Millions homeless and starving. People walking into supermarkets and just taking food. Armed guards at supermarkets protecting the food, not the cash? Rolling electrical blackouts countrywide? Broken down automobiles everywhere (out of fuel or a needed repair for locomotion with no money, think autos will be cheaper? Buy a new one?)? The inability to get “news” because you cannot use “rabbit ears” anymore to get a signal and watch, they are taking that away, you must listen to the radio. You had better be able to wind that thing up for power. Things will be SO BAD for our criminal justice system? The one where a judge sits up there and sentences people? You know, when people get caught doing something against the law? The judges become powerless, nowhere to put this criminal. What are they going to do? Fine somebody with no money? The police will stop arresting for growing, smoking, and selling pot, picking a pocket, and a host of other crimes. A waste of their time. Police will confiscate and send you on your way. It will become a system for only the violent and that will be your second major offense. There is no room in their hotel for people trying to feed their children who are not violent, only room for the neoviolent. Older violent people in jail now? Get out of jail free. There IS no other answer. We have also scraped the bottom of that barrel. There is not enough prison space for those angry and desperate but non violent. A few days ago? California was told by Federal Judges that it may have to empty their prisons of up to 40% of their prison population. http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02/10/california.prisons/ Question? How many people caught stealing food for their children will be put in prison? I say none. I bet even you are worried about feeding yourself and your children. What about the people who are past that worry. They cannot do it? WHERE do they look?
Don’t agree? Then explain to me where the people who have lost their jobs and have no hope of finding one are going to find the means to exist? Explain to me how people who have not yet lost their jobs but depended on people with jobs to have a job are going to continue to have a job (restaurants, etc. etc. etc.)? Explain to me how we are going to put people to work when we no longer have an infrastructure in manufacturing? We don’t even make our own clothes anymore let alone a tv or a refrigerator and our automobile industry is in the crapper. Explain to me how many jobs will be left at a Mc Donalds when people can no longer afford that “luxury”? Explain to me how this stimulus package is going to make things okay? In essence? We are going to BORROW money or print it up. Give some money to US citizens to buy more stuff. This keeps the economy growing? In reality? We buy more stuff, but what happens when that money is gone? We owe the money we just “received”, and we still have to pay it back. You get a $1000.00 “rebate” from the government. You spend $1000.00 on a television. You STILL owe $1000.00, after all, you are the government and the government is broke. Maybe worst of all? Most of that $1000.00 goes overseas, to the country that produced that television. Explain to me where released prisoners will get jobs and what they will do to survive? Explain to me how the housing market is going to get better when even when people were working the subprime mortgage mess happened? The housing mess is far from over and the newly unemployed have entered the equation. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t having no job equal no money and no money means the inability to pay a mortgage, not to mention car loans and credit card debt? Explain to me how the “white collar” people who have huge monthly mortgage payments but have lost their jobs are going to find another job to pay their mortgage? Explain to me how these same “white collar” workers deserve the sympathy of those of us who did not own anything more than a basic happy family, and it was all good, now look to US for a bailout and where are we going to get the money for that? Most of all, most of all, in fact most of all? Explain to me how the very people who got us into this mess are going to get us out of it? If you went to a mechanic to fix your auto and he made things worse? Would you go back to him? That is in essence what we have done to OURSELVES. We actually voted back in 96% of the Congressional thieves and actual traitors. Benedict Arnold would be celebrated as better than these a**holes.
I am not saying this is Armageddon, the end of the world, but it is the end of the world as we have known it to be. We have entered the nightmare that many of us could not have imagined and the sun has not gone down yet. When we re-elect Michael Myers because he changes his tune right before re-election? WE deserve and we get Michael Myers.
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